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Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

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Dr. Steven Hart
Cosmetic Dentistry 46 years experience
You : You should be evaluated by your dentist and/or physician for the correct diagnosis. One possible cause of cracking at the corner of the lips is angular cheilitis which is caused by a fungal infection (candida albicans). There is a treatment for this, but your want the diagnosis confirmed beforehand.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
No peroxide: I agree with the concern of angular cellulitis however you must stop the peroxide. It has no use and may be causing drying cracking and failure to heal with resultant inflammation.

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